SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 6-2018

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    TRIBUTE
    World Remembers Serge Dassault

    On May 28, 2018, the aviation community the world over was shocked by the news of the demise of one of the living legends of the global aviation industry, Serge Dassault, former Chairman of Dassault Group. This is a France-based group of companies established in 1929 and today, is a global leader in the production of both military aircraft and business jets.

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    INDUSTRY | VIEWPOINT
    Dassault & Airbus a Formidable Partnership
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    Although Dassault Aviation and Airbus have historically been rivals, under the newly emerging political dispensation, they have decided to jointly embark on a major venture of global significance

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    MILITARY | NAVAL AVIATION
    Carrier-Borne Fighters as of Today
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    Carrier-borne aircraft have come a long way in respect of capability to project air power leading to a paradigm shift in the military capability of a nation

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    MILITARY | REFUELLER
    IAF’s Quest for Flight Refueller
    By Group Captain A.K. Sachdev (Retd)

    While the process for selection of a new FRA is underway, there is trepidation amongst IAF circles about the budgetary deprivation afflicting the defence services

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    CIVIL | TECHNOLOGY
    Are Flying Cars the future of Indian Aviation?
    By Arpita Kala

    From Aviation Minister Jayant Sinha endorsing Flying Rickshaws to IIT-Kanpur- VTOL Aviation India’s 15 crore collab to make flying cars, SP’s Aviation separates facts from fiction.

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    EXCLUSIVE

    CIVIL | TECHNOLOGY
    Beating Traffic Blues
    By Ramees Muhammed, Head of Design, Electric Visionary Aircraft

    Imagine a world without the stress of traffic, where mobility is a breeze, where you can enjoy the best of technology... EVA (Electric Visionary Aircrafts) is the first Compact Autonomous E-VTOL (Electric Vertical and Take-OFF Landing).

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    EXCLUSIVE

    CIVIL | INTERVIEW
    “Jayant Sinha’s ‘Drone Rickshaw’ is a Possibility Only in a Smart City”
    By Arpita Kala

    Co-founder of PigeonIS, Dewang Gala, talks using drone technology to replace manual labour and civil aviation ministry’s drone policy

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    CIVIL | REGIONAL AVIATION
    COMAC C919 – Emerging Challenge to Existing Players
    By Group Captain A.K. Sachdev (Retd)

    The C919 is set to significantly change the narrow-body airliner segment in the next three years or so when its deliveries commence

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | SHOW REPORT
    Flying into the Future with Brexit, Alternative Jet Fuels & Airspace Issues
    By Arpita Kala

    Aviators around the globe convened at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) to take stock of the business aviation scenario

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    A Word from Editor-in-Chief
    By Jayant Baranwal, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

    The Indian aerospace industry has embarked on a project for the Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft, a fifth-generation combat aircraft to be designed, developed and built by the indigenous aerospace industry.

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    NEWS WITH VIEWS
    Indigenous Fifth-Gen Combat Aircraft
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), which had conceived and designed the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, has set the ball rolling for building the next-generation combat platform, the Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA).

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    HALL OF FAME
    Samuel Langley (1834-1906)
    By Joseph Noronha

    Around 1885, Samuel Langley began to take a keen interest in flight and soon started experimenting with rubber-band powered scale models and gliders

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    LAST WORD
    No Alternative to Self Reliance
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    Procurement of combat aircraft for the IAF is not only becoming an expensive proposition bordering the unaffordable, but increasingly difficult as well.